Mountain Biking Accessories

Review: Troy Lee Designs Air Gloves

Laura gets down and dirty in the trails with the Air Flo Gloves from Troy Lee.

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Troy Lee Designs are well known for designing great looking biking clothing and helmets; with riders like Aaron Gwin and Brandon Semenuk they are guaranteed cool status. All TLD products are thoroughly researched and meticulously tested before they get to market to make sure that not only do they look great, they also protect and are comfortable to ride in.

These Air Gloves are sure to get noticed in eye catching fluorescent yellow. They are made from fairly lightweight, breathable Lycra in fluorescent yellow and black mesh.The palm is a single layer synthetic leather with screen printed fluro yellow TLD logo graphics, which provide added traction and improve grip. There is also a Velcro wrist closure to adjust the fit.

I loved these gloves as soon as I saw them – the colour and the styling is just up my street! I have to admit that the medium was on the big side for my slim fingers. I usually wear small gloves so I think it’s my hands that were the issue, not the sizing of the gloves!

The graphics on the palms really do add grip and the fabric on the top of the gloves is nice and stretchy, making for a very comfortable fit. The TLD logo on the top of each glove and Troy Lee Designs wording down each index finger add to the look of the gloves. There’s no padding on the palms, which I liked as it made me feel like I was more in contact with my bike, but this is a personal preference and might not suit everyone.

Not designed to be warm enough for long winter rides, the Air gloves are ideal for summer and warmer autumn days. I’ve worn them on pretty much every ride for the last month or so and they are holding up really well; through mud, rain, sunshine and a couple of crashes, with the exception of a small patch of the palm graphics, which has worn away they are still like new. They have also washed very well; the bright yellow hasn’t faded or gone dull.

If the fluorescent yellow doesn’t take your fancy, plenty of other colours are available.

A great lightweight glove that is comfortable to ride in. Good value too.

Stylish and practical
Good grip

I could have done with a smaller size, I don’t think this is an issue with the TLD glove sizing but it might be worth double checking.

Price: £29.99

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